My Personal Legend

Orientation in Rabat is non-stop. I start thinking about ways to put my Fulbright proposal into action and fate introduces me to the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer and her assistant, Ashraf, who helps run a Jazz music camp for youth in the “unreachable” parts of Morocco. I read The Alchemist just before leaving the U.S. and was immediately reminded of a line repeated throughout the book. “If you pursue your personal legend, the universe conspires in your favor.” Funny enough, the story’s protagonist also spends a transformative year in Morocco.

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